Law Office of William Most's overdetention work subject of Times-Picayune expose.

The Law Office of William Most is fighting against an epidemic of overdetention in Louisiana, as documented today by the Times-Picayune.  As the reporters recognized, “Louisiana’s prison system and local jails, including the Orleans Justice Center, routinely keep people locked up for weeks, months, some even years, after they are supposed to be released, according to a 2017 state auditor’s report, defense attorneys and former inmates. “

Our office has filed five lawsuits against the Department of Corrections and the Orleans Sheriff for holding people past their legal release dates. We have two primary goals: (1) obtain compensation for our clients and (2) help to fix a broken system.